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Public & Mass Communication Specialization

Core Course Selection for Public & Mass Communication (5)

COM 103: Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 117: Languages of Film and Television OR COM 242: Interpersonal Communication
COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication
COM 310: Theories of Persuasion
COM 390: Methods of Communication Research and Analysis

Public & Mass Elective Courses (4)

Select four courses from those listed below:
COM 117: Languages of Film and Television (if not taken as a core course)
COM 210: Mass Media and the First Amendment
COM 240: Public Speaking in Business and Government
COM 241: Argumentation and Debate
COM 271: Film and Society
COM 272: Theories and Effects of Media Communication
COM 280: American Political Communication
COM 313: Philosophy of Communication
COM 345: New Media and Health Communication
COM 371: Strategies of Public Relations
COM 380: Public Discussion of Vital Issues
COM 403: Health Communication Campaigns: A Social Marketing Approach
COM 415: International Communication
COM 487: Student-Faculty Advanced Research

Other Communication Studies Electives (4)

Any additional Communication Studies courses, including courses from other tracks. Topics in Communication Studies (COM 370), Internship (COM 399), and Independent Study (COM 391) may be taken to complete the major. One unit each of internships or independent studies may count as electives toward the major.

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